In my post about the new field mat (Oct. 18), I might have spoken too soon. I am getting emails about how kids are having trouble sensing the green line on the mat with the RGB Color sensor. There seems to be no problem sensing the green bottle, but sometimes the green line on the mat is not picked up or a black line is sensed for the green. The White and the Black lines seem to work perfectly fine. So I am working on several programs to see exactly where the problem is. If anyone has some information as to a solution. Please feel free to send a comment.
the 1st edition (2005) of The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide by Allen Bedford
was released it was the “must have” guide to LEGO building.The LEGO fans, of all ages, found a
reference book of the practices of LEGO building; they could now understand the
principles behind the kit instructions and take that step into freestyle
building. The book teaches LEGO fans how to choose and use the various building
elements in different ways so that LEGO builders can maximize their creativity
and build models that are sturdy. However, something was missing from this
wonderful book...... COLOR!
LEGO builders, the new The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide, 2nd edition is now
in COLOR! This updated version of the book is more condensed; it gets right to
the point, which is great, because we LEGO builders would rather be building.
though, three chapters were eliminated in this edition, Technic: Not As
Technical As It May Seem; Sorting, Storage, and Sitting Down to Build
Something; Making and Using Tools For LEGO Projects. The chapter on Storing...
yes, it could be eliminated because LEGO builders find their own personal way
of sorting, storing, and how they start to build. However, I think the chapter
on Making and Using Tools... would have been valuable for the neophyte LEGO
builder, and it had tips for some intermediate LEGO builders as well. The
chapter on Technic... and the technic elements that were eliminated in the
Brickopedia, I also feel should not have been eliminated, because LEGO builders
today are making use of Technic elements with the traditional elements to
create amazing models. Perhaps, it was a “cost” decision (color production is
expensive), but I believe LEGO fans would have paid the extra cost to have these two
chapters (Technic and Tools) included in this edition as well.